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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
With the October school holiday fast approaching many people are starting to turn their thoughts to preparing for the big week off. Where parents are divorced or living separately, making arrangements for a holiday abroad with their children can be a
The countdown is on for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 to commence in Australia and New Zealand. It is set to be a landmark moment for women’s football with it expected to be the most attended standalone women’s sporting event in history.[1]  
With marriage rates in the UK falling steadily in recent years, there has in turn been a significant increase in the number of couples ‘cohabiting’. A couple are deemed to be ‘cohabiting’ for the purpose of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 if they are living together as if they were husband and wife or if two persons of the same sex are living together as if they were civil partners.
National Careers Week runs from 6th to 11th March this year making now a perfect time to reflect on life as a trainee solicitor. While I and my fellow trainees across the profession are only starting out in what we all hope to be long and successful
Although it has become increasingly popular to label January as “Divorce Month”, at MSHB we understand the idea of separating can be daunting whenever it might take place. We offer a compassionate and efficient service which helps clients through thi
Following the raising of a second judicial review action by For Women Scotland in relation to the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018, the Outer House of the Court of Session issued judgement on 13th December 202
Adoption Week will take place between 14th and 18th of November this year, the aim of which is to celebrate adoption in Scotland. It is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland,
Marriage is always topical in our team but especially so as of late – no, we’re not talking about J.Lo and Ben – our very own Gabrielle tied the knot on 15 July 2022 (see picture)! The revelation however that J.Lo made the change to become Mrs Jennif
Last week, after securing her restricted practising certificate, our current Litigation and Family trainee solicitor, Anna Fox, made her first two court appearances. Anna appeared (virtually) at Paisley and Greenock Sheriff Courts. Anna kindly took t
Last week the Sheriff Appeal Court published an interesting judgment concerning a four legged Martha….dog! The action concerned a former co-habiting couple and their dog Martha. When parties separated a dispute arose about who should have possession
On 18 March 2022 we received an interlocutor in our office which advised that a hearing had been converted to “in person”. Simultaneously, our colleagues in our licensing team had started on-site meetings. This we took to be a sure sign that lockdown
Mother’s Day gives families the opportunity to show their appreciation for their mums and show them how special they really are - although arguably we should be doing this all year round! It can be a stressful day for some families as they